I am not sure of the gauge as it is not marked on the gun. My problem is, I don't know how to determine psi since I don't see the rating on the box. It has a serial number 80338 on the tang of the trigger guard. I'm real happly with the purchase. He did them in blocks of 50 records per page, just grade and shipping date. Fox Sterlingworth that, in a moment of outrageous weakness and stupidity, I sold to a friend and shooting companion.
A 16-gauge Sterlingworth debuted in 1916. It, too, had its fits and spurts under the magniloquent Fox. The firewall has practically no shell markings and the internal case color has faded but is all there. See serial number and grade stamp locations on the home page for location of barrel weight stamps. · · · Updated every minute of everyday! It's hard to believe that a gun this old has had so little use. All Savage firearms manufactured after December 1968 have a serial number which will have a letter prefix.
Will this gun still be usable? Feedback Buttons provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. It is also missing the cap on the butt end. As such yours could be an earlier Philly made gun that was rebarreled. It's why I leaned toward just using low brass 6 or 7. And if I hit the target they break and as you might expect, if you miss the target they don't break. My gun is from the 1390xx serial range.
A Waterfowl Grade was brought out in 1934. Originally the intent was solely for a discussion forum, but it quickly developed into an extremely informative blog-based site, incorporating firearms news, reviews, and events. Is there any way to tell what year each was made, perhaps based on the serial number? Utica-built Sterlingworths typically have a lower perceived value than those that were Philly-built. The Sterlingworths are the entry line Fox that were made for the masses and therefore there are more of them than any other grade of Fox and particularly in 12ga. It was a gift and I don't know much about it. The wood on the gun is good, no cracks, splits, chips etc. The Sterlingworth remained in the line until 1942.
Your A Grade must have cost a pretty penny, but that is a beautiful gun. Stevens used plain numbers from their first double in 1878 until 1913. The sole purpose of this site is to provide an online community for those who wish to interact with other Savage firearm enthusiasts. Please note that references to items posted elsewhere are ok for discussion as long as a direct link is not included. Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! The six digit always numbers, stamped only on the left side of the frame, not on the barrels or fore end or on the wood, are preceded by capital letters from A to E. Triggers and trigger guard reblued.
From what I could find, I think it is 1914. Commercial operations or businesses may not advertise nor appear to advertise their products or services, either directly, or indirectly by a second party, except for simple reference as a source for such products or services Hello, This is my first post here. It does have the normal Sterlingworth receiver. Fox was a somewhat troubled man, gifted in mechanics and the ability to design, promote and invent products, but apparently lousy in business acumen. That was about the going cost back then. Can any one help with the manufacture date? I did not refinish the frame, so it has an old gun patina.
The moderators will delete any posts that are deemed offensive, abusive or slanderous in nature. Can you tell me what the letter prefixes mean? Would that have been just a standard rubber piece? I suspect it is a 12 gauge but can someone confirm that for me please? By the way, how is the condition, barrel length, choke, etc. The information exists on the factory work-order cards, probably 85+% of which still exist. The late Foxes were the least desirable because of the issues already mentioned by previous posters. I have McIntosh's book but it doesn't give this info.
The used market remains good for original Fox shotguns. Some have to do with gauge and in this case even when and where it was made. Do letter prefixes occur on other versions of the Stevens 311? Two years after he started the Philadelphia Gun Co. Does it give me a clue to the correct Model designation? Doesn't look like the gun has much of any finish left so it doesn't have a lot of value. Did these shotguns come with a glossy finish, or did they have a satin, oil finish? Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more.